- 01/02/19--22:00: Shooting Drills for Field Hockey
- Use set plays to get your player into great scoring position.
- Quickly take shots when they are available.
- Create space and find the open area to get a good shot.
- of variety of shots like hits, sweeps and flicks.
- Encourage the use of all kinds of hits from the strong and reverse side
- 01/02/19--22:00: Small Game Tactics and Competitive Drills
- 4-Goal Game
- 3v3 Diagonal Attacking
- 3v3 Diagonal Defending
- 3v3 Half-Court
- 6v4 Continuous
- 01/08/19--22:00: Goalkeeping from A to Zink
- 01/10/19--22:00: Advanced Tactics & Techniques for Goalkeeping
- Kicking - Get a quick overview of the fundamental techniques to successfully jab and lunge.
- Diving - Learn to read the three situations when goalkeepers must dive.
- Dive to Save - Learn the proper diving form, the creeping technique to help defend rebound shots and how to cover vertical space.
- Dive to Intercept - Develop the skill of "preventive hockey," intercept the pass before it becomes a shot on goal.
- Dive to Tackle - Learn the correct technique and how to time the tackle correctly.
- 1-on-1 Situations - Learn to engage the attacker, keep the ball in front of you and time your tackle. Especially helpful with the new shoot-out rules.
- Down-Number Situations - Get tips on how to come out of goal and work in tandem with your defender in a down-number situation.
with Matt Soto,
Penn Manor (PA) High School Head Coach;
2x State Champions; 5x State Finalist; over 600 career victories
Score more goals this season using proven shooting drills from 20-year veteran coach Matt Soto.
Coach Soto delivers the keys to getting your players to the next level of goal scoring. Soto runs players through a variety of shooting drills you can use to develop solid fundamentals in your players and provides valuable coaching tips along the way. The drills start off simple and as the players master each skill, the drills become more complex and game-like.
In this instructional field hockey DVD, you will learn how to:
High school athletes can view this video and feel encouraged to try these drills as they watch their peers doing these drills.
This video covers various drills to prepare young hockey players to take a shot on goal, the most important step toward scoring a goal.
41 minutes. 2012.
with Pam Bustin, Duke University Head Coach;
member of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame;
2015 NCAA Semifinalists, 2013 NCAA National Runners-Up;
2011 ACC Coach of the Year; 2011 Womensfieldhockey.com National Coach of the Year;
Assistant Coach for the United States National Under 19 and Under 21 teams; Assistant Coach for the U.S. National Team at the 2008 Olympics; former University of Louisville Head Coach; 5x Big East/MAC Champions; 3x Big East/MAC Coach of the Year
Duke University's Pam Bustin shows you a competitive small-games practice that effectively isolates specific skills for players to develop under game conditions. Through small-games competition you'll learn how to challenge players' fundamental skills using the following competitive drills:
The 4-Goal Game forces players to quickly develop attack and defense awareness by limiting the playing area. Developing each player's vision is at the heart of this drill. Some of the core fundamental skills that are challenged and developed in this small-game drill include passing accuracy, being able to see your target early, seeing lanes, scanning and pre-scanning for passes.
The 3v3 diagonal small-game drills are effective at creating game-speed transition tempo. Working from a 3v3 format, each team attacks a goal in front of them as well as a goal to their right. This makes each team responsible for protecting a diagonal space and attacking a diagonal space. Since the space is limited, players learn to develop the ability to quickly scan and pre-scan so that their first touch is on target. This drill improves game performance in many key areas including tracking, long hit, side-in possession, the ability to move the ball, and keeping possession and break out against a higher number of defenders.
The 3v3 half court-to-goal drill uses the goalie as well as three attack players and three defenders. One of the strengths of this drill is that it facilitates communication between the defenders and their goalie. Possession alternates between each team ensuring that the goalie communicates with each group of players, as determined by possession. Transition, tipping, goalie communication and shooting on goal are some of the key development features of this drill.
Coach Bustin's presentation concludes with a 6v4 continuous game. Using only half of the field, this drill encourages offensive possession and strategies that will help attackers see where and how be in position to tip or get the ball off the defender. The offense can keep the ball speed up in order to shift the defense and create opportunities.
Coach Bustin has done an outstanding job creating exercises that will challenge and build players skills at any level of field hockey.
66 minutes. 2013.
with Annie Zinkavich,
Richmond Panthers United Field Hockey Club Co-Director;
former University of Virginia Assistant Coach;
former Penn State University Assistant Field Hockey Coach
Former Penn State field hockey great Annie Zinkavich presents the ultimate instructional DVD for players of all skill levels as well as the men and women who coach them.
Zinkavich packs her intensive, hour-long presentation with a straightforward explanation of more than 20 specific, performance-improving drills for both experienced and inexperienced goalkeepers.
The fundamentals of each drill are taught using easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations in slow motion and real time. In addition, as she moves through each drill, Zinkavich anticipates your questions and answers them with tips taken from her vast experience as an accomplished athlete and successful coach.
Zinkavich breaks down the goalkeeper position, covering the basics of footwork and kicking angles followed by advanced techniques for experienced players.
She opens with a series of footwork drills to create explosiveness and quick lateral movements. Daily drills to improve kicking are next followed by techniques to enhance lunges, ariels, half-highs and more.
The proven tactics presented in this DVD will teach players how to cover ground quickly with short, explosive steps; how to manage longer distances effectively; and how to change body positions for proper tackling angles.
This DVD covers nearly every aspect of developing quicker, more explosive goalkeepers. It's an essential tool for aspiring goalkeepers and coaches who are serious about defense.
59 minutes. 2011.
with Marybeth Freeman, Temple University Head Field Hockey Coach;
former Columbia University Head Coach, 2014 Ivy League Coach of the Year;
former University of Maryland Field Hockey Associate Head Coach/Goalkeeper Coach,
'05, '06 & '08 NCAA Champions;
2x NCAA Champion goalkeeper for Old Dominion University!
Learn elite goalkeeping techniques and decision making skills from one of the most accomplished goalkeepers in NCAA history.
Marybeth Freeman has shared in two NCAA Championships as a player and three NCAA Championships as an assistant coach. In this on-field presentation, Coach Freeman expands on her best-selling DVD "Becoming a Champion Goalkeeper" by sharing advanced techniques and tactics for the goalkeeper position.
Coach Freeman uses live demonstrations to teach the techniques and drills you need to advance your skill set.
Come to practice this season with a new set of goalkeeping tactics and techniques and take your goalkeeping from good to great!
48 minutes. 2011.